TV Shows Started Donating Supplies To Hospitals Due Coronavirus Epidemic
Spread of coronavirus pandemic has caused panic all around the world.
Hospitals are in need of help, so TV shows are donating supplies and other health care workers.
Fox’s “The Resident” is doing its part to protect the residents at an Atlanta-area hospital amid the spread coronavirus.
Dr. Karen L. Law, who is the program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Emory University, posted a photo to Instagram on Wednesday showing off a donation of masks, gowns and other supplies made by the team behind the medical drama.
A spokesman for Disney Television Studios, which produces the series, confirmed the donation to CNN.
“To the entire team @theresidentonfox, thank you for this incredibly generous donation of #PPE from your set, including gowns, masks, gloves, and all the things our healthcare workers need to provide safe care for our community during #COVID19,” Law wrote. “Yesterday, I had a serious discussion with the residents about how, though supplies are low, a magical shipment of masks is unlikely to arrive. And yet, a magical shipment of masks DID arrive, in the form of this very generous gesture.”
Other television series have also begun making donations to help first responders.
ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” is donating gowns and gloves, and “Station 19,” a firefighter-centric spin-off, has donated some N95 masks to the City of Ontario Fire Dept. and to a firehouse in the Loz Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles, a spokesperson for ABC Studios told CNN.